WEAVE: The next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the WHT (Cambridge Element: 2013/14)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Institute of Astronomy

Abstract

This is a joint proposal and this section is completed on the Lead Institution application

Planned Impact

This is a joint proposal and this section is completed on the Lead Institution application

Publications

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Dalton Gavin (2018) Construction progress of WEAVE: the next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the William Herschel Telescope in Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII

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Dalton Gavin (2016) Final design and progress of WEAVE: the next generation wide-field spectroscopy facility for the William Herschel Telescope in Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI

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Dalton Gavin (2016) Towards integrated modelling: full image simulations for WEAVE in Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV

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Dom (2016) Design of the calibration unit for the WEAVE multi-object spectrograph at the WHT in Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI

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Lewis J. (2019) The WEAVE Core Processing System at CASU in Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics X

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Walton N. A. (2016) Gaia and WEAVE/WxES: Supporting the PLATO Exoplanet Hunter in Multi-Object Spectroscopy in the Next Decade: Big Questions, Large Surveys, and Wide Fields

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Walton Nicholas (2015) Gaia, PLATO and WEAVE: A Powerful combination for Exoplanet Characterisation in AAS/Division for Extreme Solar Systems Abstracts

 
Description The grant supported initial development work of the data management system for the WEAVE spectrograph.
Exploitation Route Data analysis techniques have relevance in fields such as medical imaging.
Sectors Environment,Healthcare

 
Description This grant supported the development of the early stage design of the WEAVE spectrograph. During this period, approval for the full build of the system was granted. Pipeline development work proceeded to plan. Development continued supported by a follow on grant.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare
 
Description WEAVE 
Organisation Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING)
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WEAVE is a new instrument under development and construction for the ING's William Herschel Telescope. We are responsible for the development of the Data Analysis system for the instrument - and also participate in the WEAVE Science Team.
Collaborator Contribution The page at http://www.ing.iac.es/weave/consortium.html gives a list of the partners in the WEAVE consortium.
Impact The consortium is responsible for the development of the WEAVE spectrograph. This will be commissioned on the ING's WHT late 2017.
Start Year 2010